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    Warm Thoughts for Joe AKA Mad Hatter

    If you are so inclined take a moment today and think a kind thought and send it Joe's (Mad Hatter) way. This morning he was scheduled for back surgery. Only the best Joe… you deserve only the best… Blessings. Your Friend, Richard
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    Graycliff Tour (Pictorial)

    Graycliff's June 11, 2007 Address Graycliff Hotel, Rest. Spa & Cigar Co., 8 thru 12 West Hill Street P. O. Box N10246 Nassau, Bahamas 10246 Phone 1(242) 302-9150 • Toll Free in US & Canada - 1(800) 476 - 0446 Well it's been almost one year since our visit to Graycliff Hotel & Cigar Company...
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    A Spring Walk with San Cristobal

    Yesterday as I picked up the camera in preparation to walk about the property I decided it was time to try a San Cristobal. I selected a Clasico from the fiver I had purchased at the local market that morning. My camera has served as the co-author of my visual journal over the years...
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    SUOrangeGuy und der Pfeilring Solingen Scherblock

    SUOrangeGuy and the Pfeilring Solingen Cutter (SUOrangeGuy und der Pfeilring Solingen Scherblock) Anthony, thanks for the opportunity to obtain this great vintage V-Cutter combo small RG cutter. The butt end works to cut the seal on a box of cigars and the little notch in the handle is...
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    Dgar Tag Along

    I recently picked up a box of CAO Gold 10th Anniversary Perfectos from Dgar in the WTS area. He included a CAO Odyssey Perfecto as a tag-along. This was a cigar that I was not even aware of. You learn something everyday thanks to the generous & knowledgeable people of Club Stogie. Thanks...
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    Grindstone-100 year old Herf

    It was not too long ago that I was shopping for estate pipes here at my favorite antique store in Redding, CA when one of the shop keepers told me something interesting. She mentioned that the Psychologist just across the street has a get together once a week where the guys smoke cigars, talk...
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    Fishheadtwo Opens Northwest Trade Route

    I just wanted to acknowledge what a great BOTL Charlie is and demonstrate with the following photo what a trade with him did for me. With all of the life changing events Charlie has been experiencing lately he had time to complete a trade with me. As this photo shows Charlie is a master of the...
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    Curing of Tobacco

    Some of you might know of my interest in growing tobacco from the thread "Cigar Birthing". Those that have followed the thread, grown or plan on growing their own tobacco or just have an interest in such things know how critical and complex curing/drying tobacco can be. If not, let me tell...
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    humboldtflyer is absent minded

    Today Jadon, humboldtflyer, took a 3 hour drive to hang out with me for a smoke and a brew. We took in the local B & M along with a general tour of the facilities here @ Casa Cordero. After he had departed for the trip back to Humboldt I came across the following resting inside my humidor...
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    Mexican Connection Delivers

    Today I recieved a package in the mail that I could smell as I approached the rural group mailbox. I opened my small letter box, got my mail and the key to retrieve the sweet smelling package. Doug at Calidad Tobaccos San Andres was completing an order that I had placed sometime back. He...
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    Tatuaje Havana VI Angeles Deconstructed

    Now for something a little different... Near the tail end of July I stopped in at the local B & M and noticed they where carrying the Tatuaje line. I bought a couple of the Tatuaje Havana VI Angeles and after an evening of enjoyable smoking pleasure I visited the shop the next day and...
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    Another Good Cigar = Punch Santa Rita

    Punch Gran Puro Santa Rita Origin: Honduras Length: 4.50 Ring: 52 Strength: Medium-Full Wrapper Color: Medium Brown Wrapper Type: Honduras Binder: Honduras Filler: Honduras Shape: Parejo For other Punch Gran Puro Santa Rita reviews here on CS @ the time of this posting click on the...
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    Rolling with Casillas

    Seed to Cigars Last Sunday morning my wife Jill, two youngest boys and myself all took a day trip to Casillas Cigars in Citrus Heights, CA, that's not to far from Sacramento. About a 2.5 hour drive for us. I had called Pedro earlier in the week to let him know that we would be delivering a...
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    Should Have Known Better

    I should have known better when I gave my address out. In my thread "Birthing Cigars" I had a few requests for tobacco seeds and my PM response was to send me a "self addressed stamped envelope". Well the other day I received this (see photos) along with said "self addressed stamped envelope"...
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    Life's A Holiday (Market)

    This morning on the way back from town I stopped off to get a cup of coffee. As I drove into the small rural shopping center parking lot I saw Aaron, one of the managers of the Holiday Market. One of Aaron's resposibilities is taking care of fairly large (for a grocery store) cabinet humidor...
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    Hecho a mano en México

    Celebre el día dando gracias con la bebida y el humo! (Celebrate the day giving thanks with drink and smoke!) Getomi Corona 6 x 42 The filler is moron ligero aged 8 yrs. The binder is capote volado aged 4 years. The wrapper, Habana 2000 aged 3 years. Armando Castillo informs us that “the...
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    Padilla Hybrid Robusto (The Saga)

    At the time of this posting there appear to be no less than 4 reviews of the Padilla Hybrid Robusto on Club Stogie, Padilla Hybrid Smokey Bob Padilla Hybrid Little Giant Padilla Hybrid robusto Teninx Padilla Hybrid Robusto VirtualSmitty Don't ask me why? Had I done the CS search before I sat...
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    Mayorga Gordito Torpedo EMS w/pics

    Originally I was going to post this in a thread called "Early morning smoke...what does it for you?" As I started to write it out and have fun with the words I decided..what the heck I might as well go for it and make it my first review. I realize it may be a little over the top for a $3 cigar...
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    That there Pete is a swell guy!

    I received the package in the mail yesterday that I was expecting from Pete. Along with the 6 cedar trays that I purchased ($55 including shipping) from him was this pleasant surprise. That's right; Puros Indios Pyramid—6.7 x 64 CAO Black Bengal—6 x 50 5 Vegas Series 'A Alpha—6 x 52 Gurkha...
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    CAO DVD "Seed to Soul"

    I just finished watching the CAO DVD titled "Seed to Soul". It is a very well done, informative, and quite an inspirational package. Having grown tobacco and cared for it from seed to roll I felt a warm kinship in a humbling way. If you get a chance to view it I highly recommend you do so...
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